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James Carroll Booker, III
Birth: Dec. 17, 1939
New Orleans
Orleans Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: Nov. 8, 1983
New Orleans
Orleans Parish
Louisiana, USA

James Carroll Booker III, self proclaimed "Bronze Liberace" and the "Black Prince of Europe," was one of the greatest pianists ever to emerge from the New Orleans musical scene. As a young boy, Booker began appearing on WMRY Radio in New Orleans (his sister also performed on the station as a singer.) He came to the attention of musician Dave Bartholomew and became the youngest artist signed to Imperial Records. He had a hit as "Little Booker" with the song "Doin' the Hambone." He also had a hit in 1960 with the song "Gonzo." During the 1960's, Booker was signed with Chess Records and performed with numerous artists, including Fats Domino and Huey "Piano" Smith. However, Booker's personal drug use caught up with him and he briefly served time at Angola State Penetentiary. Booker toured extensively with Grammy winner, Dr. John (Mac Rebennack) during the 70's and early 1980's before succumbing to a drug overdose in 1983. (bio by: Sugar Dap Willie) 
 
Burial:
Providence Memorial Park
Metairie
Jefferson Parish
Louisiana, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Sugar Dap Willie
Record added: Aug 07, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6666729
James Carroll Booker, III
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James Carroll Booker, III
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James Carroll Booker, III
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